What I love is near at hand

September is drawing to a close.  Here are a few more September poems:   “I have come to a still, but not a deep center, A point outside the glittering current; My eyes stare at the bottom of a river, At the irregular stones, iridescent sandgrains, My mind moves in more than one place, InContinue reading “What I love is near at hand”

for loved ones who have traveled to the western lands

      Here’s a poem by Gary Snyder: Prayer for the Great Family – Gary Snyder/Turtle Island Gratitude to Mother Earth, sailing through night and day— and to her soil: rich, rare and sweet in our minds so be it. Gratitude to Plants, the sun-facing, light-changing leaf and fine root-hairs; standing still through windContinue reading “for loved ones who have traveled to the western lands”

Murmur your mute benediction

“Crossing to September”  photo by Ann Leshy Wood   First entry for September.  It’s cool and cloudy here, while a terrible hurricane looms off the Carolina coast.   I love this poem by Sara Teasdale:     September Midnight   “Lyric night of the lingering Indian summer, Shadowy fields that are scentless but full ofContinue reading “Murmur your mute benediction”

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